Monday, December 12, 2011

Main Library Hours to Change Next Year

Albany Public Library is changing the hours at the Main Library starting in January. In a plan approved last month by the Board of Trustees, the Main Library’s schedule will be reduced by six hours a week. The hours at the six branches remain the same.

“The revised 2012 budget approved by voters in July required us to make some unpleasant but necessary cuts, one of which is a small reduction in the operating hours at the Main Library,” said Executive Director Carol Nersinger. “Library managers carefully examined the usage patterns at the Main Library to determine how best to reduce a few hours a week with the least impact to our customers. We recognize that this change may be difficult for some, but it was necessary to help keep our costs in line and our budget down.”

Effective Jan. 3, the Main Library will be open:
Mondays — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesdays — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursdays — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The new schedule for the Main Library reduces weekly service hours by a total of six: four hours on Thursday, one hour on Friday, and one hour on Saturday. The service hours on Sunday through Wednesday remain unchanged.

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